The Millstone Industry

A Summary of Research on Quarries and Producers in the United States, Europe and Elsewhere

Author: Charles D. Hockensmith

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645380X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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Since prehistoric times, the process of cutting rock to make millstones has been one of the most important industries in the world. The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid–1600s and the mid–1900s. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states. The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas.
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Donatello Among the Blackshirts

History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy

Author: Claudia Lazzaro,Roger J. Crum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489211

Category: Art

Page: 293

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Focuses on the appropriation of visual elements of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance past in Mussolini's Italy.
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Marble Past, Monumental Present

Building With Antiquities in the Mediaeval Mediterranean

Author: Michael Greenhalgh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004170839

Category: History

Page: 634

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This survey and synthesis of the structural and decorative uses of Roman remains, particularly marble, throughout the mediaeval Mediterranean, deals with the Christian West - but also Byzantium and Islam, each the inheritor of much Roman territory. It includes a 5000-image DVD.
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Antiquity

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Archaeology

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Includes section: Reviews.
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